|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|• Total||7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||757 m (2,484 ft)|
|• Density||21/km2 (54/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Betten, Bister, Grengiols, Mörel, Riederalp, Termen|
|Twin towns||Oftringen (Switzerland)|
Coat of arms
Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (142 or 93.4%) as their first language, Dutch is the second most common (3 or 2.0%) and Serbo-Croatian is the third (3 or 2.0%). There are 2 people who speak French.
As of 2008[update], the population was made up of 151 Swiss citizens and 21 non-citizen residents (12.21% of the population). Of the population in the village, 34 or about 22.4% were born in Filet and lived there in 2000. There were 68 or 44.7% who were born in the same canton, while 29 or 19.1% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 15 or 9.9% were born outside of Switzerland.
There were 17 households that consist of only one person and 2 households with five or more people. In 2000[update], a total of 61 apartments (55.5% of the total) were permanently occupied, while 40 apartments (36.4%) were seasonally occupied and 9 apartments (8.2%) were empty.
In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the CVP which received 51.08% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (19.4%), the SVP (16.42%) and the FDP (11.77%). In the federal election, a total of 90 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 78.3%.
There were 68 residents of the village who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 36.8% of the workforce. In 2008[update] the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 33. The number of jobs in the primary sector was 2, all of which were in agriculture. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 14 of which 3 or (21.4%) were in manufacturing and 11 (78.6%) were in construction. The number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 17. In the tertiary sector; 13 or 76.5% were in the sale or repair of motor vehicles and 3 or 17.6% were in a hotel or restaurant.
In 2000[update], there were 21 workers who commuted into the village and 57 workers who commuted away. The village is a net exporter of workers, with about 2.7 workers leaving the village for every one entering.
From the 2000 census[update], 126 or 82.9% were Roman Catholic, while 13 or 8.6% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there was 1 member of an Orthodox church. There was 1 individual who was Islamic. 4 (or about 2.63% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 7 individuals (or about 4.61% of the population) did not answer the question.
In Filet about 61 or (40.1%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 15 or (9.9%) have completed additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Of the 15 who completed tertiary schooling, 53.3% were Swiss men, 20.0% were Swiss women.
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